China, South Korea, United States and Europe making big bets on mass produced graphene

China has started mass production of graphene films used in production of cell phone and computer touch screens as a new production line began operation. The production line is in a graphene industrial park in southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality. It can produce tens of millions of graphene films every year.

A state-level graphene industrialization base with sales revenue of 100 billion yuan (16.35 billion U.S. dollars) is expected to be completed within 5 years.

China’s Ningbo Morsh Technology is establishing a new graphene production line that will have an annual capacity of 300 tons (or tens of millions of graphene films). The line was supposed to be operational by August 2013, and now there are reports from china that finally production began.

XG Sciences has a graphene nanoplatelets factory that produces about 80 tons per year and this should be expanded to about 200 tons/year this year.

Korea’s government has set aside an initial $350 million in graphene development funding.

There was a 2012 presentation on South Korea’s plans for mass production of graphene.

Europe is investing $1.35 billion over the next ten years in Graphene research

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